Photographer’s work to be presented

Special to the Tribune

A True Likeness: The Black South Of Photographer Richard Samuel Roberts 1920-1936 will be presented at the Weaverville Library Tuesday, February 11th at 7 pm. One hundred and eighty glass plates stored beneath a home in Columbia, SC contained the life’s work of a unique and unrecognized master photographer, Richard Samuel Roberts will be present. The photos chronicled the lives of middle class, southern African Americans in the early 20th century.

Archivist Thomas L. Johnson worked with the Roberts family to preserve them and bring them to the public. The exhibit has traveled the country and been printed in book form. Mr. Johnson will join us to detail this extraordinary process: part detective story and part cultural and artistic revelation. Sponsored by the Friends of the Weaverville Library. For more information call the Library at 250-6482.

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